Top 20 Best Food Dishes In Lebanon

top 20 best food dishes in lebanon

Lebanon is a West Asian country. This country has a vibrant history and lots of marvelous places to visit. From the ancient Roman ruins to the beautiful mosques,  from the limestone caves to the wonderful beaches, Lebanon has the amalgamation of everything. Lebanon also has a vibrabt food practices. It has a diverse cuisine with unique food dishes. We have mentioned some of the best dishes in this article.

1. Pita

Pita is a very famous bread enjoyed in Lebanon. It is a circular leavened bread made with wheat flour.  It is eaten as a wrap or normally as a bread as in sandwich.

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2. Maamoul

Maamoul is a famous Lebanese short-bread cookie. It is traditionally made with dates. Nuts like almond, pistachios, and walnut can also be used to prepare this. It can be made into various shapes and textures. It has a delicious taste.

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3. Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a popular Middle Eastern dip. It is prepared with mashed cooked eggplants. Some of the other ingredients include tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings. It has a fantastic smoky flavor.

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4. Manaqish

Manaqish is a kind of levantine dish either minced lamb or cheese. This dish is prepared with flatbread and topped with different ingredients. It is also a kind of pizza. It has a delicious taste and is enjoyed as a meal.

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5. Kousa Mahshi

Kousa Mahshi is a kind of roll dish prepared with zucchini or squash. The vegetable is hollowed out and filled with the stuffing of meat or rice. It is served hot with garlic-tomato sauce.

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6. Arak

Arak is the national drink of Lebanon. It is made with two ingredients- grapes and aniseed. It is an unsweetened spirit and has licorice flavor. It is a strong drink, so it is often diluted with water and ice. It has a milky texture. It is also known as the “the milk of lions.”

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7. Sambousek

Sambousek is a famous meat pie of Lebanon. The filling is either made with meat or cheese and spinach. The dough is prepared and the mixture is filled inside it. It is made into crescent shape and then baked or deep-fried. It is seved with sauce.

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8. Baklawa

Baklawa is a famous Lebanese pastry. It is made with many layers of filo pastry, butter, syrup, and chopped nuts. Rose water or orange blossom are also used to prepare this. It is a light and sweet dessert.

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9. Hummus

Hummus is a very famous and delicious dish. It is a dip made from chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini. It is enjoyed with pita bread and various other dishes.

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10. Jallab

Jallab is a unique and famous Lebanese drink. It is made with grape molasses, rose water, and dates. Water is used to dilute the mixture. It is served with ice, raisins, and pine nuts. It is a delicious and refreshing drink.

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11. Warak Enab

Warak Enab is the Lebanese version of Dolma. It is prepared with grape leaves. The leaves are wrapped around the filling of onion, rice, garlic, and parsley. Spices are also added to enhance the taste. It can be made vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

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12. Fattoush

Fattoush is a popular Levantine salad made with fried pieces of Arabic bread called Khubz. Other vegetables are also added into it. Ground sumac is also added into it. It has a delicious taste.

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13. Shish Taouk

Shish taouk is a kind of chicken shish kebab. The chicken pieces are marinated in spices and garlic paste and then skewered over the grills with onions and tomatoes. It is served with rice, salad, or bread.

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14. Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a popular Lebanese dish. It is a hybrid meatball-croquette dish prepared with onion, pine nuts, bulgur wheat, and spiced ground meat. A paste is created, which is made into ball-like shape. It is baked or deep-fried. It is enjoyed with sauce.

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15. Shawarma

Shawarma is a very famous Lebanese dish, which is sold as a street food. It is prepared with highly marinated meat that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie. It is enjoyed with sandwich or salad.

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16. Mujadara

Mujadara is a Levantine dish prepared with rice, lentils, and caramalizes onions. It has a delicious taste and is popular throughout the place. Olive oil and cumin are also added to give it an authentic flavor. It is often served with curd, salad, or any other side dish.

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17. Kanafeh

Kanafeh is a trendy Lebanese dessert. It is made with shredded filo dough, which is soaked in sugar syrup and layered with cheese. It can also be topped with nuts and cream. It is served hot and has a marvelous taste.

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18. Kafta

Kafta is a very famous Lebanese kebab or meatball recipe. It is made with ground meat, onion, parsley, and spices. The mixture is grilled over charcoal with onions and tomatoes. It is served with rice or pita bread.

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19. Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a popular salad recipe of Lebanon. It consists of finely chopped parsley, which is mixed with mint, onion, bulgur, tomato, olive oil, and lemon juice. It has a refreshing taste and is served along with the main course.

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20. Falafel

Falafel is a popular Levantine dish prepared with chickpeas. It consists of ground chickpeas, spices, and herbs made into deep-fried balls or patties. It can be enjoyed with sandwiches, salads, or on their own.

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